Blessed Mary Magdalene Martinengo
- Also known as
- 27 July
- Italian nobility.
Lost her mother while still an infant, a trauma that affected her deeply, and led her to intense religious devotion and prayer.
At age 18 she joined the Capuchinesses of Santa Maria della Neve in Brescia, and spent the rest of her life in the convent.
Recognized in the convent for her holiness and prayer life.
Twice prioress, and served several years as novice mistress.
Worked to promote devotion to Christ Crucified, and used her own example to encourage penance and personal sacrifice for the Lord.
- 5 October 1687 at Brescia, Italy
- 27 July 1737 of natural causes
- 5 May 1778
- 3 June 1900 by Pope Leo XIII
if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Mary, contact
Via Arimanno, 17
25127 Brescia, ITALY
- Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
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